Kansas City Caregiver Child Molestation Cases
Child sex abuse remains a serious problem in the Kansas City area. Although a child could be abused by almost any adult, the vast majority of children are abused by individuals they know, such as caregivers. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 93 percent of child molestation victims know their attacker.
The Independence law firm of Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, P.C., has a national reputation for representing families harmed by the negligence or misconduct of others. Throughout the years we have won many record-setting verdicts on behalf of our clients including a first-of-its-kind "bullycide" case against a Missouri school district.
If you suspect that your child has been sexually assaulted by a caregiver, contact our legal team to discuss your rights. To arrange a free consultation, contact us online or call 888-353-0491.
The Long-Term Effects Of Babysitter Sex Abuse
There are many issues associated with child sex abuse. Every survivor exhibits a unique reaction to their abuse, but survivors often experience problems well into adulthood.
Common responses to child sexual abuse include:
- Low self-esteem
- Intense feelings of guilt and shame
- Depression or anxiety
- Trust issues
- Substance abuse
- Eating disorders
- Sexual issues
According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, most child sex abuse victims do not discuss their abuse with anyone while it is happening. Some survivors are so traumatized by their abuse that they block memory of the abuse until many years later. Memories of child sex abuse can be triggered by many things including the prosecution of their former abusers or the allegations of others.
There are many community health centers and family service centers in the Kansas City area that can help survivors heal from the trauma of their sexual abuse. Additionally, many experienced law firms can help sexual abuse victims hold their attackers accountable for abusing them.
Legal Help In Child Sex Abuse Cases
The victims of caregiver sex abuse have many legal options. Generally, there are two types of claims filed: those against the perpetrator, and those against individuals or entities who had a chance to stop the abuse and declined to do so. Usually these latter claims are negligent entrustment, negligent supervision and infliction of emotional distress.
A public entity such as a university day care center may enjoy several immunities that private entities do not. Public entities can also be subject to different actions than private entities, such as civil rights claims as well as failure to comply with Title IX, if they accept any federal funds.
The legal team at Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, P.C., is committed to helping families whose children have been harmed by child sex abuse. For a free consultation regarding your claim, call 888-353-0491 or contact us online. Our attorneys handle babysitter molestation cases throughout the Kansas City area including Overland Park, Olathe, Lee's Summit, Shawnee, Blue Springs and Lenexa.